Crime

Screaming woman arrested after chasing a man with a hammer, report says

A manager at the Sand Dollar Motel told police that he was awoken early Tuesday morning by the sound of a woman screaming racial obscenities. The screaming woman was chasing a man with a hammer, according to a police report.

Myrtle Beach police were called to the motel at 401 6th Ave. N. for a reported assault shortly after 3 a.m.

When officers arrived, they saw 38-year-old Sara Ann Morey come “into plain view from the rear building of the motel swinging a hammer,” the report stated.

Police reviewed surveillance footage in the area and said they saw Morey, who is listed in the report as white, continuously pursue a 38-year-old black man around the outside of the motel.

Morey threw a plastic ash tray at the man, hit him repeatedly and struck him twice with a plastic chair as the man was calling police, according to the report.

The man was uninjured, police said.

The manager said he heard Morey screaming and then a loud crashing sound.

Officers said they saw Morey turning over a picnic table on surveillance footage.

Morey was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

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